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John Ashworth

Governance Services Manager
(01204) 338 603
john.ashworth@bolton.gov.uk

In his role as Governance Services Manager, John maintains, develops and manages the provision of quality, cost effective clerking, training and development services for governors, trustees and school leaders. His main duty is to provide local authority governance support services in order to empower governors and trustees in fulfilling their statutory duties in leading and governing their schools and academies. Through his management, John ensures that all team members maintain up to date knowledge and awareness of governance legislation and initiatives to enable them to provide strategic guidance to school leaders and boards.

Marie Ahmad

Governance Development Officer
(01204) 332 104
marie.ahmad@bolton.gov.uk

In her role as Governance Development Officer, Marie supports the development of governing and trust boards through training, information sharing, audit and self-evaluation, to enable them to fulfil their strategic role in school improvement. Marie also assists boards by assessing their development needs in order to design and deliver bespoke training and development to empower governors and trustees and give them the necessary knowledge and skills to provide effective governance within their schools and academies.

Carole Brooks

Governance Support Officer
(01204) 338 348
carole.brooks@bolton.gov.uk

As a Governance Support Officer, Carole works with school leaders and governing boards to provide effective support and guidance in order to strengthen school leadership and governance. All team members have undertaken the National Clerks Training Programme and have a wealth of experience in all aspects of clerking enabling them to provide advice and support on governance regulations and procedures. All team members have the comprehensive knowledge and expertise to support not only full governing and trust board meetings but working and statutory committees.

Marie Foley

Governance Training Officer
(01204) 332 116
marie.foley@bolton.gov.uk

In her role as Governance Training Officer, Marie co-ordinates the annual centre based training programme for governors. Through the Team and her contact with Governors and Trustees, Marie maintains and develops a comprehensive and varied programme of training and events to equip governors with the necessary skills to manage their schools and academies effectively. Marie, with the Governance Services Manager, works closely with both internal and external trainers to quality assure the training programme to ensure all sessions and events meet the desired developmental and professional outcomes.

Janet Gill

Governance Support Officer
(01204) 332 107
janet.gill@bolton.gov.uk

As a Governance Support Officer, Janet works with school leaders and governing boards to provide effective support and guidance in order to strengthen school leadership and governance. All team members have undertaken the National Clerks Training Programme and have a wealth of experience in all aspects of clerking enabling them to provide advice and support on governance regulations and procedures. All team members have the comprehensive knowledge and expertise to support not only full governing and trust board meetings but working and statutory committees.

Lesley Horne

Governance Support Officer
(01204) 338 607
lesley.horne@bolton.gov.uk

As a Governance Support Officer, Lesley works with school leaders and governing boards to provide effective support and guidance in order to strengthen school leadership and governance. All team members have undertaken the National Clerks Training Programme and have a wealth of experience in all aspects of clerking enabling them to provide advice and support on governance regulations and procedures. All team members have the comprehensive knowledge and expertise to support not only full governing and trust board meetings but working and statutory committees.

Judith Pollard

Senior Governance Support Officer
(01204) 338 601
judith.pollard@bolton.gov.uk

As Senior Governance Support Officer, Judith monitors the delivery of a quality and cost effective Clerking and Support Service for governors and leaders, and assists the Governance Services Manager in quality assuring this part of the service. Judith provides support to governing boards in fulfilling their strategic responsibilities and also line manages the team of Governance Support Officers to ensure that high service standards continue to be maintained.

Emma Stoddard

Governance Support Officer
(01204) 332 106
emma.stoddard@bolton.gov.uk

As a Governance Support Officer, Emma works with school leaders and governing boards to provide effective support and guidance in order to strengthen school leadership and governance. All team members have undertaken the National Clerks Training Programme and have a wealth of experience in all aspects of clerking enabling them to provide advice and support on governance regulations and procedures. All team members have the comprehensive knowledge and expertise to support not only full governing and trust board meetings but working and statutory committees.

Pratap Vara

Governance Support Officer
(01204) 338602
pratap.vara@bolton.gov.uk

As a Governance Support Officer, Pratap works with school leaders and governing boards to provide effective support and guidance in order to strengthen school leadership and governance. All team members have undertaken or are working towards the National Clerks Training Programme and have a wealth of experience in all aspects of clerking enabling them to provide advice and support on governance regulations and procedures. All team members have the comprehensive knowledge and expertise to support not only full governing and trust board meetings but working and statutory committees.

Theo Williams

Governance Support Officer
(01204) 338059
theo.williams@bolton.gov.uk

As a Governance Support Officer, Theo works with school leaders and governing boards to provide effective support and guidance in order to strengthen school leadership and governance. All team members have undertaken or are working towards the National Clerks Training Programme and have a wealth of experience in all aspects of clerking enabling them to provide advice and support on governance regulations and procedures. All team members have the comprehensive knowledge and expertise to support not only full governing and trust board meetings but working and statutory committees.